Isobel Broz Dip.Couns MBACP Registered, Approved Adoption Counsellor
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor with many years of professional experience providing counselling to individuals, couples, families, young people and children and specialise in working within the Adoption field. Accordingly I have current Enhanced DBS Clearances with Barnardos, Croydon Council and Diagrama Children's Charity.
I am experienced in helping people with a wide range of problems such as relationship issues including affairs and family issues, anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder, self harm and suicidal thoughts, loss, depression, trust difficulties and addictions to name but a few. I am also an Approved Adoption Counsellor offering Adoption Counselling for individuals, children and families and to those also within the care system currently or historically, working together using Attachment Focused Therapy. I also offer counselling support to Birth Parents and Grandparents where children have been placed for adoption.
More details about me and my work are available on my website.
I work in Private Practice with people from all walks of life providing a safe, confidential setting where you can make sense of your current experiences and be really listened to and understood. Working together can help you seek different perspectives for choosing a new path through your life. Exploring your current thinking, feelings and patterns of behaviour can be really helpful in experiencing yourself differently and helping you elicit the change you want for yourself.
Alongside my private practice in Haywards Heath and Crowborough, I had worked for six years as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and as a Primary School Counsellor working with children who demonstrated emotional and behavioural difficulties / I also worked for a cancer charity providing counselling support to life limited cancer patients, their carers and family members.
I have a special interest and knowledge about Adoption and the care system and currently work for a Local Authority and Independent Adoption Agency in another capacity.
It is important that you find a Counsellor that is right for you, so before deciding, I offer a FREE initial meeting to see if we can both work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Barnardos Adoption Counselling and Attachment Focused Therapy ( 72 hours training)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough.
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills and Advanced Counselling Skills
Certificate in Couples Counselling (30 hours)
TA101 - Transactional Anaysis - Wealden Psychology Institute in Crowborough.
I am a Professional Rgistered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance to the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.
In addition I am a Registered Member with the BACP on their Certificate of Practice “Accredited Voluntary Register”
In accordance to BACP requirements, I regularly undertake Continual Professional Development courses to further inform my practice and abide by their Ethical Framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an approved adoption counsellor, having been trained by Barnardos for which I undertake work. I also work privately with adopters and adoptees who want to self fund their therapy rather than applying to the Adoption Support Fund. I offer specialised support to families, children, individuals including adopters, adoptees, birth mothers, birth fathers, grandparents and extended familiy members as well as people within the care system whether currently or historically.
I offer you an informal meeting, which is free of charge, so we can meet freely without any obligation on your part before deciding whether we would like to work together.
Student Counsellors £35
Families including Adoptive Families: Fee based on family members requirements
Concessions for retired individuals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer a selection of daily appointments including Saturday mornings to fit in with your schedule. Let's speak in confidence to discuss what you need from counselling and how I can help.
Types of client